Social Dutch 4 (online)
This course is intended for bachelor and master students who want to further improve their Dutch language skills. Do you already speak Dutch well in social situations, but want to further improve your Dutch language skills so that you can talk to your fellow students or friends about your study, internship, travel, etc.? Do you want to be able to give your opinion on a variety of topics or express how you feel in a variety of situations? Do you want to expand your vocabulary, practice communication skills, and also learn something about what is typically Dutch? In that case, take the Social Dutch 4 course.
This course is intended for bachelor's and master's students of Wageningen University & Research who want to further improve their Dutch language skills.
Entry level: A2 (CEFR)
Level on completion: Halfway to B1 (CEFR)
The main objective of these courses is to learn to communicate in Dutch. All skills are developed: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
What will this course teach you?
More attention than in the Social Dutch-courses 1 to 3 is given to such matters as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Reading and writing skills are mostly practiced in the time allotted for self-study.
After this course, you will be able to:
- talk about your academic career;
- talk about your wishes for your career or education;
- report information you have heard or read;
- explain the differences between options;
- explain the pros and cons of different options;
- talk about the travelling you have done;
- respond appropriately to good or bad news (for yourself or the other person);
- reassure someone;
- formulate advice;
- ask for an opinion and give your opinion;
- summarise extensive or complicated information in a comprehensible way.
Grammar is always covered in a communication context and for functional purposes.
Example: When you learn to formulate advice, you will also learn about the use of the construction “ik zou...” as knowledge about this grammatical topic is useful and relevant at this level for formulating advice in a respectful way.
Culture and history influence the language of a country. That is why this course will also pay attention to interesting and relevant aspects of Dutch culture and history. Knowledge about these topics will make it easier to understand Dutch people and their responses.
How outspoken will a Dutch person be when you give them bad news? How normal is it in the Netherlands to show your emotions in the workplace or in a lecture? Do you have to wait for someone to ask for your opinion before giving it? How open are Dutch people about the type of education they’ve completed?
For this course you need prior knowledge of Dutch. You can sign up for this course, if you have participated in Social Dutch 3.
Have you studied Dutch before? Then make an appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org for an intake interview to discuss which course is suitable.
Dates en times
|Days||Start date||End date||Time|
|Monday + Thursday||24 April||6 July||19:15-20:45 hrs.|
This course is offered annually in January, April and September.
If you would like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.
You follow the course entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.
Number of meetings
15 online meetings of 1.5 hours.
2 to 3 hours of self-study per week.
Nederlands in actie, ISBN: 9789046908426
After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials in due time.
After the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes.With this certificate you can continue with Advanced Dutch 1.
The course price does not include course materials.
Payment: We will send you an invoice by email on the day the course starts.